Drove up from Chiangmai to Doi Pak Hom Pok national park in Fang district. Spent one night there and then hired a 4WD to take me up to the higher campground. A few hours sleep and then up at 3.30am to start the steep gruelling 3.5km hike in the dark to the summit (2285metres) to catch the sunrise. The top of the second highest mountain in Thailand was a real peak with panoramic 360 - degree views. It was worth slogging up the steep ascent with water, camera gear, monopod etc. to see the sun rise out of the dark. A magical experience in an idyllic setting.